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Bifacial tool/projectile point

probably Archaic Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
USA; District of Columbia; ; Washington, DC; Chain Bridge, Potomac River

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  • Culture/People:

    probably Archaic Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    3/4 grooved axe

  • Date created:

    7000-1000 BC

  • Place:

    Below Washington, DC; Potomac River; Washington, DC; District of Columbia; USA

  • Media/Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Pecked, ground, grooved

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of M.F. Savage (ca. 1851-1934); purchased by George Heye before 1905.

  • Dimensions:

    20.2 x 8 x 11 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Return to a Native Place" exhibit on the second floor

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